RP - KC
Kansas City Royals pitcher Kyle Zimmer allowed two walks while striking out two across one inning during Saturday’s 8-0 loss to the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision.
Zimmer was used as the opener for the second time in the last three games and struck out two over a scoreless frame. He was replaced by Kris Bubic in the second inning. Zimmer has been solid in 2021, owning a 2.40 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 30 strikeouts over 30 innings. The 29-year-old will continue to be used as an opener and reliever for the Royals, but his fantasy value is limited to deep-league formats.
Kyle Zimmer allowed three hits and striking out three across two innings during Friday’s 5-3 win over the Red Sox.
Zimmer opened Friday’s game after being mainly used in high-leverage situations this season. He threw two scoreless innings and was replaced by Kris Bubic in the third inning. It’s unclear if Zimmer will be used as an opener going forward, but the 29-year-old has pitched well this season. Zimmer owns a 2.03 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and a 27:10 K: BB across 26 2/3 innings in 2021.
Kyle Zimmer allowed one walk over 2/3 of an inning to earn the save during Tuesday’s 2-1 win over the Rays.
Zimmer entered the game in the bottom of the ninth and retired both batters he faced to earn the save during Tuesday’s win. He’s converted 2-of-2 save opportunities this season. Zimmer owns a 2.65 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, and a 16:6 K: BB across 17 innings in 2021.
Kyle Zimmer (3-0) struck out three over two perfect innings to earn the win during Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Tigers.
Zimmer entered the game in the eighth inning and tossed two perfect innings on Sunday. He was awarded the win when Carlos Santana blasted a two-run walk-off homer off Michael Fulmer in the bottom of the ninth inning. Zimmer is used in high-leverage situations and owns a 2.76 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and a 16:5 K: BB across 16 1/3 innings in 2021.
Kyle Zimmer pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts to earn the save in Sunday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the White Sox.
Zimmer entered the game in the bottom of the 10th inning with a one-run lead and threw a perfect frame to earn the save in Sunday’s win. He’s mainly used in high-leverage situations. The Royals had used five relievers already and turned to the right-hander to close the game. Zimmer owns a 0.47 WHIP and seven strikeouts across six 1/3 scoreless innings in 2021.